Aaron Jensen

General Info


Music History

Aaron Jensen joined the Conservatory in 1997, where he is music director of the Dance Division, teaches Introduction to Western Music and Music Literature for dance students, and is an improvisational and classical pianist for modern dance and ballet classes.

Jensen has played for dance institutions and studios such as the Boston Ballet, Boston Ballet School, Harvard-Radcliffe, Emerson College, Ballet Theater of Boston, Green Street Studios, Jeannette Neill, Mass Ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group, US Ballet Associates, and the Royal Academy of Dance. He has accompanied master classes and technique courses directed by current and former company dancers of Martha Graham, New York City Ballet, José Limón, Paul Taylor, Joffrey Ballet, Lar Lubovitch, Alwin Nikolais, Murray Louis, Ballet Hispanico, Paris Opera Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Prometheus, Twyla Tharp, Bill T. Jones, San Francisco Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Seán Curran, Ballet West, and the Repertory Dance Theater, among others. Jensen accompanies Royal Academy of Dance teaching certification courses and student exams. 

Outside of dance, Jensen was pianist for the Nanette Perrotte Jazz Combo, has accompanied classical choral ensembles such as the deVaronistas, and occasionally accompanies Greater Boston vocalists and instrumentalists such as classical tenor Adam Russell and jazz/gospel vocalist DD-Adel Martin.

Jensen earned his B.A. in music from Brigham Young University, with previous studies at Utah State University. He studied piano with Gary Amano and Jeffrey Shumway, as well as composition with David Sargent and Michael Hicks of BYU.